Canadian delegation visits Rotary-OCHRI Skin Bank

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Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank is doing a yeoman service for the solace of needy burn victims of Central India. This Skin Bank has come as a boon. Rotary Club of Nagpur which was instrumental in donating equipments for this skin bank is being developed and maintained by Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute on no profit basis.

The Cadaveric skin which is processed scientifically in this skin bank is subsequently used a biological burn dressing by all major burns surgeons of Central India. Many delegations from far and wide visit this skin bank to understand its working methodology which is guided by National Burns Center, Mumbai.

Recently a Canadian delegation paid a visit to Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank to obtain details and personally confirm the working of this skin bank. The Canadian delegation comprised of Dino Marzaro, Karen Fortin, Hakin Zahar, Leila Besseghaier, Fay Campbell, Dorma Grant, William Gray and David Steeves.

At the outset Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited welcomed them and while Dr.Sameer Jahagirdar, Plastic Surgeon & Specialist Incharge, Rotary- OCHRI Skin bank highlighted the accomplishments. Rtn. Khushnoor Chugh, President & Rtn. Parag Paranjape, Secretary, Rotary Club of Nagpur also explained the public awareness measures being undertaken by RCN to sensitize public for skin donation. Rtn Prashant Kale, Rtn Ravi Wankhede, Rtn Sati Khanna and Rtn Nimish Sutaria were also prominently present.

Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, NBC trained Skin Bank Technician explained the facilities and provisions made in Rotary- OCHRI Skin Bank. Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Pankaj Wadaskar, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Prakash Shende and Shri.Avinash Ganar worked hard for the success of this visit.

The delegation complimented TEAM OCHRI and Rotary Club of Nagpur to have envisaged such a unique social venture which not only reduces mortality and morbidity of burn victims but reduces their physical and mental agony apart from cost reduction in treatment vis-à-vis artificial grafts which are 10 times costlier.